Thursday, March 15, 2012

Daddy Got A Bike

Dave has wanted a motorcycle for as long as I've known him. We've been married for almost 8 years (Wow! Has it been that long?) and he's almost bought one on multiple occasions during that time. Once he bought a pop-up camper instead of his bike. Family recreational vehicle instead of a motorcycle? You gotta love him!

But Dave turns 40 on April 1st and if there's ever a time/excuse for a man to buy a motorcycle it's when he turns 40. I usually have a pretty strong aversion to spending money and, in the past, anticipated that I would be annoyed when he bought his bike. But we had a surprisingly large tax refund this year and, while we could certainly think of more responsible ways to spend it, we just couldn't think of a better way to spend it. And look at the expression on his face. There is one content almost-40-year-old man.

2006 Honda VTX1300S

I ran outside to take a picture of him leaving on his first ever ride but the lens of the camera was stuck. I got it open just in time to catch him riding down the street.

He went out again after dinner so I got a better picture of him heading out for his second ever ride. The girls and I watched him go past the house a couple of times from our big front window as they finished their dinner. It was very exciting. Those girls eat so slowly. He rode around the neighborhood for a good 10 minutes and they were still finishing dinner when he returned!

He said it's pretty heavy and he needs some time to practice but he's very happy. His boss, Dave Goe, is an avid rider and has put together a Kentucky distillery tour in May. They'll be riding for two days and stopping for tours at about 6 distilleries, staying a couple of nights in hotels. Dave has already booked his. He should get lots of practice between now and May. And Solana can't wait for him to get good so she can take a ride on the back!

1 comment:

A Goldsworthy Note said...

Very cool! BTW, I was able to see him in the pic of his first ride :0)